Know thy selfie
If Narcissus were here he’d be busy on instagram. Can we have a virtuous sense of worth without the vanity of self-love?
How to choose?
When your reasons are worse than useless, sometimes the most rational choice is a random stab in the dark
A doping manifesto
The rules on doping in sport are incoherent – should we change them to allow the right kind of performance enhancement?
A theory of jerks
Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude
I sold out to China
You know that censorship has won its war on truth-telling when journalists happily police themselves
Reared by puppets
To breed condors in captivity, we must pull on the strings of nature. But does that matter if we save a species?
When is it ethical to hand our decisions over to machines? And when is external automation a step too far?
Is it OK to make art?
If you express your creativity while other people go hungry, you’re probably not making the world a better place
The love of stuff
The problem with our society is not that it values material things too much but that it doesn’t value them enough